leap to (one's) feet

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leap to (one's) feet

To quickly or abruptly assume a standing position. The kids leaped to their feet the moment I walked in the room, so I knew they were up to something bad. We all leapt to our feet to applaud the amazing performance.
See also: feet, leap
References in classic literature ?
Leaping to his feet the conqueror placed a foot upon the carcass of his kill, raised his face toward the heavens, and gave voice to so hideous a cry that both La and Werper trembled as it reverberated through the temple.
Numa gave a nervous start and attempted to break away; but Tarzan held him and, leaping to his feet, ran forward, dragging Numa after him.
Arter reacted furiously after the bust-up, leaping to his feet to confront Sissoko, who entered the fray in the 72nd minute.
Dennis Robertson, SNP member for Aberdeenshire West, made a serious error of judgment by leaping to his feet in Holyrood in an attempt to rebut Labour claims of an industry crisis.
The reaction is as dramatic as Lazarus suddenly leaping to his feet and asking for a pint of bitter and a pork pie.
Harper's reaction in leaping to his feet and instantly shaking the Reds striker's hand did everything to defuse the situation - and earned him an ovation from the Kop.
He cried out loudly, "Oy, Oy, You have fed me unclean meat!" Or if a woman bought meat from the butcher shop in the house of Leible Kermis, which was the butcher shop of the Mitnagdim, a Hassid would be leaping to his feet and crying out, "Oy, Oy, You have fed me traif meat!" (p17)
As they were falling, Bull appeared to flick his opponent in the face with his foot before leaping to his feet and waving his finger angrily in Stimac's face.
Claire barely makes it downstairs before she's yelping and gurning and Dr Ramsden's leaping to his feet and offering to have a look and a bit of a rummage.